A struggling couple, scriptwriter David Sumner (Marsden) and his wife Amy (Bosworth), decide to move to the Deep South in a bid to find some respite from the big city and harmony in their marriage. The locals, though, have other ideas.
Lurie's remake doesn't bring a lot of fresh ideas to the table. The thick fug of moral ambiguity, so disconcerting in Peckinpah's film, is missing, replaced by certainties rife in modern horror. The result is a bit of yawn enlivened only by James Woods' delirious bad guy.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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